Franzon Receives 3DIC Packaging Research Award

November 24, 2009

Dr. Paul Franzon, ECE Department
Dr. Paul Franzon, ECE Department

Paul Franzon has been awarded $283,700 by the Focus Center Research Program (FCRP), a joint industry-Government consortium, for research on Integrated 3D packaging for Microscopic Systems.

The award will run from November 1st, 2009 to October 31st, 2012.

Research Abstract - In this effort, NCSU will participate as part of the Multiscale Systems Center (Musyc) lead by Jan Rabaey at the University of California - Berkeley.  The goal of the Center is to transform how electronics systems are designed and built.  Franzon's group is part of the small scale systems thrust that is revisiting how to build distributed systems of micro-scale elements.

NCSU will investigate the following: Energy-efficiency-optimized system integration and packaging; unconventional, optimized package design for microscopic sensor systems and RF; and packaging for energy-harvesting microscopic systems.